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Timeless Drama Channel Starts Broadcasting in Kosovo with Kujtesa

SPI/FilmBox continues to expand its services in the Balkan region, launched TDC in  Kosovo  through a new channel distribution agreement with Kujtesa. As a result of this newly minted agreement, Kujtesa’s subscribers will have 24/7 access to hundreds of hours of Timeless Drama Channel content broadcast in Albanian.

Timeless Drama Channel, the newest channel in the SPI/FilmBox portfolio, is one of the best drama genre channels in the world with hundreds of hours of internationally acclaimed content from major Turkish producers.  Viewers will able to experience these award-winning TV series and watch the talent and charisma of many of Turkey’s most popular and respected actors and actresses such as Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Berguzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.

“Today, it is my pleasure to announce that we have signed a brand new channel distribution agreement with Kujtesa, the leading cable company in Kosovo. A very important aspect of this partnership is that Kujtesa will not only carry our fastest growing channel, Timeless Drama Channel but the fact that all Timeless Drama Channel programs will be broadcast in Albanian,” said Mr. Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution for the Middle East, Ex-Yugo, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Turkey, CIS Countries, APAC at SPI International.

Kujtesa is the leading cable company in Kosovo, with its television platform featuring over 180 channels with network coverage of almost 98% of Albanian living territory in Kosovo. Kujtesa’s digital platform includes Kosovo channels, selected channels from Albania and Macedonia and selected international channels.

“We at Kujtesa care and dedicate our efforts to continuously create value for our customers and offer the best of the best services. In this case, we are thrilled to be able to do so altogether with SPI/FilmBox and Timeless Drama Channel” said Mrs. Elena Cena Chief Brand Officer at Kujtesa.

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world, FilmBox being its flagship channel. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About Kujtesa

Kujtesa offers high-quality solutions for the Kosovo market in the fields of internet, digital television, and fixed telecommunications. Kujtesa is always on the cutting edge of world technology and at the forefront for their realization in Kosovo. 

Kujtesa was founded in 1995, as a retailer of computer equipment and later became a provider of Internet services. In 2006, Kujtesa entered the cable television market in Kosovo. Today, Kujtesa is a leading cable company, with its television platform featuring over 180 channels, including K-Sports channel platform with a network coverage of almost 98% of Albanian living territory in Kosovo. 

Kujtesa’s digital platform includes Kosovo channels, selected channels from Albania and Macedonia, selected international channels and Kujtesa – exclusive sports channels.

For more information contact:

SPI International/FILMBOX 
Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.com

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Timeless Drama Channel Launches in MENA with My-HD

My-HD subscribers in the MENA region will now have access to the first global Turkish drama channel. Timeless Drama Channel, the newest channel in the SPI/FilmBox portfolio, is one of the best drama genre channels in the world with hundreds of hours of content from major Turkish producers. My-HD is offering the channel to its subscribers through Arabsat.

“We are delighted to be extending our existing partnership with My-HD to bring the newly launched Timeless Drama Channel to drama lovers in the MENA region” said Mr. Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution at SPI International.

Timeless Drama Channel has over 800 hours of fresh content including 8 globally acclaimed Turkish TV series: Karadayi, Black Money Love, 20 Minutes, Kurt Seyit & Shura, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, Five Brothers and The End. Viewers will be able to experience these award-winning TV series and watch the talent and charisma of many of Turkey’s most popular and respected actors and actresses such as Engin Akyürek who was nominated for the 2015 International Emmy Awards for his performance in Black Money Love, Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ, Berguzar Korel, Farah Zeynep Abdullah, Kenan İmirzalıoğlu and Tuba Büyüküstün.

“My-HD is dedicated to provide the best family entertainment programs to our subscribers. We recognize the strong following for great storylines and excellent productions which Ay Yapim dramas are known for. My-HD is proud to be the launch platform for Timeless Drama Channel and we are confident that the channel will bring 100%  satisfaction to our customers” said Carmen Chen, CEO at My-HD.

About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world, FilmBox being its flagship channel. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About My-HD

My-HD is a Pay TV service based in Dubai Media City. With 63 premium HD & SD channels in Arabic, English, French and Filipino languages, available for selective viewing as included in their Movies & Series, Family, Documentary, Filipino, and Al Majd TV packages. The biggest attraction to My-HD is the low monthly subscription rates it offers to customers whilst providing premium TV channels from Fox Networks, Discovery Networks, and Lagardere to name a few. My-HD receivers are available off-the-shelf in the UAE and Saudi Arabia as well as from selected dealers and franchisees across the Gulf and North African countries.

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SPI International/FILMBOX 
Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.com

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Timeless Drama Channel Launched In Albania In Partnership With Digit-Alb

The most popular Turkish Dramas have arrived in the form of full feature TV channel in Albanian for all Digit-Alb subscribers. Timeless Drama Channel (TDC) is dedicated to people of all ages who love the drama genre and want to watch high-quality and critically-praised shows. Timeless Drama Channel offers hundreds of hours of internationally acclaimed programs from major Turkish producers.

“I am proud to announce the launch of one of our most popular channels, Timeless Drama Channel, in Albania; this agreement is a new milestone for SPI/FilmBox and our partner Digit-Alb. We are confident that Timeless Drama Channel will be immensely popular amongst Digit-Alb subscribers,” said Mr. Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution for the Middle East, Ex-Yugo, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Turkey, CIS Countries, APAC at SPI International. 

“It is a great pleasure to announce our new agreement with SPI/FilmBox. We are sure that Timeless Drama Channel will quickly gain maximum popularity and our audience will enjoy the excellent production and broadcasting quality of its programs,” said Mrs. Vjollca Hoxha, Co-CEO of Digit-Alb

"We are thrilled to welcome SPI’s Timeless Drama Channel into our fantastic TV Bouquet. By adding Timeless Drama Channel’s unmatched quality programs to our roster, we are re-affirming Digit-Alb’s reputation as the screen of the best regional channels,” said Mr. Arben Taipi, Co-CEO of Digit-Alb.

About SPI International

SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world, FilmBox being its flagship channel. Working with over 1,400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.
www.spiintl.com

About Digit-Alb

Digit-Alb is the biggest Albanian Pay-TV platform and content provider with an extended presence in Kosovo. Operating very popular In-House Thematic Channels, National and Regional TV Channels and well known International Channels, Digit-Alb is the definition of Pay-TV among the Albanian Speaking audience in the region. 

For more information contact:
SPI International/FILMBOX 
Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.com

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FunBox UHD Inked The First 4K Channel Distribution Agreement In Latvia With AS Balticom

AS Balticom subscribers will now have access to SPI/FilmBox’s Ultra High Definition channel, FunBox UHD

Cannes, France, April 11, 2019 -- SPI/FilmBox expanded their channel distribution agreement with AS Balticom, one of the most important Internet, Digital TV and Telecom service providers in Latvia. In addition to FilmBox Baltic, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox, Fast&FunBox, DocuBox, Erox, and Gametoon, AS Balticom subscribers will have access to FunBox UHD as well.

“I’m proud to announce SPI’s 4K channel distribution agreement in the Baltic region with our key partner AS Balticom. This expanded distribution agreement includes our thematic channel FunBox UHD” said Murat Muratoğlu, Head of Distribution for Middle East, Ex-Yugo, Baltic States, Bulgaria, Greece, India, Turkey, CIS Countries, APAC at SPI International. “AS Balticom subscribers will be entertained with our premium native HD content in addition to movies, TV series, nature, travel, and arts and culture content, all broadcasted in Ultra High Definition” continued Mr. Muratoğlu.

“In 2014, 4K TVs entered the European market. They were equipped with good acoustics, great design and HEVC codec that allowed viewers to fully enjoy high-resolution images. When they finally reached the Latvian market, a rather logical question arose – what channels can you watch in that supreme quality? Well, in 2014 the answer was clear – none. It took another 4 years for ULTRA HD channels to appear in Latvia. Today, it is a great joy for us to bring television viewing for the Latvian public to a higher level together with SPI International/FilmBox," said Dmitry Smirnov, Head of Commercial Department, AS Balticom.  

AS Balticom is the first telecommunications provider in Latvia that has officially launched channel broadcasting in ULTRA HD quality. The expanded partnership with SPI/FilmBox gives AS Balticom’s subscribers the option to order and enjoy hundreds of hours of UHD content. FunBox UHD will be available with no extra cost to AS Balticom’s Digital TV subscribers and 4K TV users. 

Subscribers will explore breathtaking places, meet extraordinary people and see incredible cultural events like never before on FunBox UHD.  This is a new state-of-art TV channel featuring breathtaking visual content which delivers the ultimate Ultra HD experience.

About SPI International
SPI International is a global media company operating 36 television channels on six continents. FilmBox being its flagship channel, SPI is one of the biggest aggregators of native Ultra HD content in the world. Working with over 1400 operators worldwide, SPI uses state of the art technology providing its 55 million subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on demand content including live streaming of UHD programming and FilmBox channels on any Internet-connected device via major global streaming media players as well as local OTT providers.

For over 25 years, SPI International has been a leading distributor of theatrical films and television programming in the international market. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand. www.spiintl.com

About AS Balticom
AS Balticom was founded in 1999 and currently is one of the biggest Digital TV, Internet and Telecom providers in Latvia. Over the past years more than 5,3 million EUR were invested in the construction works of its own optical Internet network. The friendly service of 170 employees is already delivering great entertainment content to over 55,000 customers. The company has successfully implemented both B2B and B2C services. AS Balticom is constantly expanding, learning and searching for new ways to become a game changer in the telecommunication industry.
www.balticom.lv 

For more information
Contact SPI International/FILMBOX
Emily Lara (Glo Creative)
emily@glocreative.com

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